...with my old friend Paddy. You may know him by his Christian name, Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor. Fermor was a man of wonder and once described as a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene in the New York Times.
From the Duchess of Devonshire’s memoirs including a section on Harold Macmillan learning to shoot to the mishaps surrounding a hunting party in Mitford’s Highland Fling, I seem to have a penchant for the moorish stage on which these aristocratic endeavors are set...
Languid summer hours. What is to read?
It is not merely a meal. It is an art...
There are as many kinds of love as there are hearts • Lev Tolstoj
A poetic exchange with Roberto Bolano
When fiction meets science and politics
An enchanting exhibition in Naples that displays arts and crafts inspired by the love stories of gods, demigods and their mortal lovers
A book about a man and an enchanted automaton
New production of Pinocchio by the National Ballet of Canada